CATCH: Program Guide with DVD-ROM

A Churchwide Program for Invitational Evangelism

By Adam Hamilton, Debi Nixon Published
Mixed Media ISBN: 9781426743474 $39.99 Buy
A comprehensive program filled with practical ideas to help churches of any size guide visitors to becoming thriving membersCatch is a comprehensive program for invitational evangelism developed by the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. This newly revised and updated resource shows you how to attract visitors to your church, connect them with your faith community, and help them learn to know, love, and serve God. The Catch program has three phases:

This Program Guide with DVD-ROM lays out the basic plans for the initiative, complete with worksheets, team roles, task lists, and a plan for a four-week study and worship emphasis. Topics include:
· Becoming relentlessly outward focused
· Understanding what makes your church unique
· Transforming to a welcoming environment
· Helping individuals on their journey

The accompanying DVD-ROM offers training clips, inspirational clips about Bible study, worship, and small groups; and examples of useful tools and documents-- emails, letters, ministry team tips, and more—for your use in attracting visitors and connecting them to the life of your church.


“Bought your book and DVD set Catch. Love it! I love the idea of a personal touch, and it certainly seems like the thing Jesus would do.”
Diane Bauman, Pastor
Vineyard Columbus, Westerville OH


“I loved the ideas in your book and especially Coffee with the Pastors. Thank you for writing this book... It has wondeful ideas!"
Rev. Tim Reimer, Mt. Zion UMC
Cornelius, North Carolina


“I have been sharing the Catch Planning Kit with members of my congregation, and it’s exciting to see passions developing for reaching out to guests in our services. Please know how wonderful the Catch kit is!”
Norma Morrison, Conference Lay Leader
Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church


About the Authors

Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013. Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of Why? Making Sense of God's Will, 24 Hours that Changed the World, The Journey, The Way, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press. Learn more about Hamilton at

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Debi Nixon

Debi Nixon serves as one of the Managing Executive Directors at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, with direct oversight of the Regional Campuses and Catalyst Ministry. She has served on the church staff in several key roles moving from volunteer to staff member in 1994 as the founding Director of Children's Ministries. She is passionate about the renewal of the church and helps lead Church of the Resurrections initiatives for leadership training and resource sharing for churches across the country. Debi has a BS in Marketing and spent ten years in corporate sales, training, special event planning, and retail management.  She and her husband live in Olathe, Kansas.